Saturday, December 10, 2005

Linking out (blogs@nature && workflows)

Rolf Apweiler called bloggers exhibitionist in a recent news special in Nature -"I have my doubts that blogging reduces information overload, but blogging will survive as it appeals to all the exhibitionists,". I hope this simplistic opinion is supported by more reasoning that was not included in the news piece because of lack of space. Blogging appeals to the easy creation of content, it makes it easier for people to have a voice. What gets people attention is how good (or bad) the content is, not the particular connections or any other bias. This makes blogs one the most democratic content medium I am aware of (compare it to newspapers, radio, tv). Discussion in Notes from the Biomass

Check out some interesting post on workflows in Hublog and Flags and Lollipops